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Circular, silver with red text 'HASAG, FLOSSBERG, 2832', some red has chipped off
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Ms. Kopala's HASAG pin. Her ID (see 2016.1.05) is stamped with 'P' for Pole, and she is shown in the picture with a prominent 'P' on her uniform. HASAG, or Hugo Schneider AG, was an established metal goods manufacturer headquartered in Leipzig, Germany. From its beginnings as a manufacturer of lamps, it evolved into an infamous Nazi arms manufacturer with many factories across Europe using slave labor from concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald, as well as numerous ghettos in Poland. Many thousands of Jews and other prisoners perished working for HASAG under the most execrable conditions.
[Related item: 2016.1.05]
Forced Labor, Slave Labor, HASAG, Flossberg, Hugo Schneider AG
"HASAG Flossberg Pin for Polish Forced Laborer" (2016). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.06.